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Richard Leworthy

Richard Leworthy, one of 128 convicts transported on the Champion, 24 May 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Leworthy
Aliases: Leeworthy
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Tailor
Date of Death: 16th November, 1887
Age: 78 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Champion
Departure date: 24th May, 1827
Arrival date: 17th October, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 127 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 186
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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D Wong on 11th May, 2016 wrote:

Old Bailey:
RICHARD LEEWORTHY, Theft > stealing from master, 22nd October 1823.

Reference Number: t18231022-37
Offence: Theft > stealing from master
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Transportation

Before Mr. Justice Park.
RICHARD LEEWORTHY was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of August, five sovereigns, the monies of William Newling, his master and employer.
WILLIAM NEWLING. I am a tailor , and live in the Commercial-road, the prisoner was my apprentice, I took him from the Refuge for the Destitute, three months before this - he had been there two years - he behaved well. On the 28th of August, I gave him five sovereigns to pay Mr. Wells, of Bishopsgate-street - he never returned. I found him three weeks afterwards at a public-house at Windsor, in consequence of information, and charged him with it - he acknowledged it, and said he would not do it again, that he had spent it all but 18 d., which he gave me.
WILLIAM ONYON. I am in Mr. Wells’s service, and attend in the shop. Newling was indebted to my master, in August last - the prisoner brought no money on the 28th; he had been at the shop several times previous, but not on that day, nor since.
GUILTY. Aged 14.
Transported for Fourteen Years.

1833: TOL Parramatta

Richard was a Tailor in George Street, Sydney.

1845: Married Janet Boland at Sydney – no children listed.  Janet died in 1860.

1873: District Grand Secretary of the Masonic Lodge – but a member long before that.

16/11/1887: Richard died at St. Leonards, Sydney.

Convict Changes History

Robert Smith on 11th May, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), date of death: 16th November, 1887 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

D Wong on 11th May, 2016 made the following changes:

alias1: Leeworthy, crime

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